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Help us raise $3,000 to restore our doors! Show your support for local history during Mohawk Valley Gives on Wednesday, September 20, 2023. The front doors at 1608 Genesee need to be refinished to protect and preserve this historical, original feature of the building. A generous grant from Oneida County will cover most of the project, but we need your help to raise the remaining funds. As a not-for-profit that depends on contributions, we appreciate gifts of any size! Visit our MV Giving-Day profile at starting September 1 to learn more!

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Visit the History Center's e-Bookstore for a great selection of local history books and merchandise.  Our entire inventory is available to purchase online with curbside pickup available!  Shop now!
Join the History Center to celebrate the Historical Hall of Fame and Living Legends class of 2023! The inductees will be honored during the annual Historical Hall of Fame and Living Legends Awards Celebration on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at the Irish Cultural Center. Tickets are $60 for current History Center members and $70 for the general public. Tickets should be purchased before October 11. Proceeds from the event will be used will be used to support exhibit enhancements and facility improvements. Visit the News Page for bios, event information, and sponsorship opportunities.

This campaign strives to honor outstanding members of our community, past and present, for their service as leaders, pioneers, and advocates, and for their efforts in furthering the region's industries, culture, and educational opportunities. Inductees are honored at an annual awards ceremony held each fall and through a permanent display in the History Center’s exhibit gallery.


To protect and preserve the past of Oneida County, as well as, central New York, for present and future generations. The History Center seeks to make this rich heritage readily available to researchers, families, and students enhancing the community’s knowledge and appreciation of its history.

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Research by Appointment

Research Library Closed Sept. 19-22 

   Robert Everett                 Norman Hill                   Shirley Waters                   Marinus Willet
Richard Alexander                Evon Ervin                Anthony Garramone            Frank Giotto

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Research by Appointment

​​Research Library Closed Sept. 19-22